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HRW to Kenya: Account for Missing in Mr. Elgon Crackdown

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group has called on Kenya to account for at least 300 people who disappeared as authorities cracked down on insurgents in the Mount Elgon region three years ago. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch is calling for an independent investigation of suspected mass graves and of atrocities allegedly committed by Kenyan security forces and […]

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HRW: India Should Repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should keep his promise and repeal the Armed Forces Special Power Act, despite the objections of the country’s army to even minor amendments. In a statement issued Tuesday, the New York-based group said there is broad recognition in India that the law should be abolished because […]

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Rights Group Honors Writers Worldwide With Monetary Awards

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is honoring 48 writers in 24 countries for their commitment to free expression and what it describes as courage in the face of persecution. The New York-based advocacy group on Wednesday announced recipients of the Hellman/Hammett awards of up to $10,000, which are going this year to journalists bloggers, and novelists, as […]

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Rights Group Honors Writers Worldwide With Monetary Awards

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is honoring 48 writers in 24 countries for their commitment to free expression and what it describes as courage in the face of persecution. The New York-based advocacy group on Wednesday announced recipients of the Hellman/Hammett awards of up to $10,000, which are going this year to journalists bloggers, and novelists, as […]

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HRW: Afghan Police Guilty of Serious Abuses

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights organization says some U.S.-backed Afghan police forces are getting away with serious abuses, including murder and rape. Human Rights Watch released a report Monday that says their findings raises questions about the Western exit strategy from Afghanistan and handing full control of security to Afghan forces by the end of 2014, […]

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Report: Vietnamese Drug Addicts Abused in Treatment Centers

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says patients in Vietnamese drug rehabilitation centers are subjected to years of abuse and forced labor without receiving proper treatment to overcome their addiction. In a report Wednesday , the New York-based watchdog says Vietnam imprisoned more than 300,000 people without due process in the centers between 2000 and 2010. The rights […]

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HRW Slams Turkey, Iran Attacks in North Iraq

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group says Turkey and Iran have not done enough to protect civilians while carrying out strikes against Kurdish separatists in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region. Human Rights Watch said Friday Turkey and Iran are not doing what they need to do to make sure their attacks have a minimum impact on civilians. HRW […]

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HRW Urges India to Keep Rights Promises

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch has called on India to live up to its legal and moral commitments, following the South Asian nation’s election last month to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The New York-based human rights organization says the “current culture of impunity” that protects Indian public officials from prosecution for violating human rights stands […]

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HRW: 150 Gbagbo Supporters Killed in Ivory Coast

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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An international rights group says forces loyal to Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara have killed nearly 150 people since mid-April, in attacks aimed at real or perceived supporters of former president Laurent Gbagbo. Human Rights Watch says in a report released Thursday that the pro-Ouattara Republican Forces killed at least 95 unarmed people in Abidjan […]

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